COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 26-Feb-2024

Hydrologic Restoration & Vegetative Planting in the Lac des Allemands Swamp

PROJECT DATA

PROJECT: Hydrologic Restoration & Vegetative Planting in the Lac des Allemands Swamp
PRIORITY LIST: 10 PROJECT NO: 1005 CWPPRA NO: BA-34-2 DNR NO: BA-34-2
PROJECT TYPE: Freshwater Diversion NET ACRES BENEFITTED: 0
REGION: 2 BASIN: Barataria PARISH: St. James
LEAD AGENCY: EPA
LOCAL SPONSOR: DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF LA

MILESTONES:

CSA EXECUTION: 08-Oct-2001 ( Actual )    
DESIGN COMPLETION: 10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM *    
CONSTRUCTION START: 01-Nov-2017 ( Actual )    
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 3/31/2018 12:00:00 AM *    
ESCROW AMENDMENT 11-Jul-2002 ( Actual ) No: 104
MONITORING PLAN APPROVAL:    
O and M PLAN APPROVAL:    
DEAUTHORIZATION DATE:      
CASH FLOW PROECTS:        
Phase 1 Approval: 10-Jan-2001 ( Actual )    
Phase 2 Approval: 22-Jan-2016 *    

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS:

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: 2 Cedric Richmond
STATE SENATE DISTRICT: 18 "Jody" Amedee
STATE HOUSE DISTRICT: 55 Jerome Richard

Point of Contact:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
REGION 6

Patricia Taylor

EPA Region 6 (6WD-AM)
1201 Elm Street, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75270
PHONES:  
Office: (214) 665-6403
Fax:

COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT

PROJECT STATUS REPORT as of 26-Feb-2024

Hydrologic Restoration & Vegetative Planting in the Lac des Allemands Swamp

PROJECT LOCATION:

St. James Parish.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Area of benefit is located in St. James Parish, bordered by Bayou Chevreuil to the south and LA Highway 20 to the west. Project was rescoped in 2013. Original project included a freshwater diversion/siphon from the Mississippi River into northwest Barataria Basin wetlands, with gapping of spoil banks, placement of culverts under LA20, and planting of cypress and tupelo trees. Rescoped project is similar but the freshwater diversion/siphon feature has been removed to focus on the hydrological and vegetative features. Rescoped project will not include additional culverts. Project will include gap excavation to relieve impoundment, tree planting, and nutria and tallow control.

PROJECT STATUS: (Project Status Last Updated: 01-Aug-2022 )

Dr. Gary Shaffer, Professor of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University, conducts research in this area and includes this project. The project results continue to exceed expectations.

FUND STATUS:

The current project estimate is $5,616,861 , which includes $4,890,786 for construction first costs, and $479,437 and $246,638 for 20 years of monitoring and operations and maintenance, respectively.

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